Compounding Pharmacy Technician CPhT ExCPT
Company: Banner Health
Posted on: November 16, 2023
Up to a $2,500 sign-on bonus is available!
Innovation and highly trained staff. Our Pharmacy team members play
a critical role in ensuring the best care for our patients. Join a
nationally recognized leader that values excellence and begin
making a difference in people s lives. Apply today!
Banner Health has been recognized by Becker s Healthcare as one of
the 150 top places to work in health care. In addition, we recently
made Newsweek s list of America s Greatest Workplaces 2023 for
Diversity. These recognitions reflect Banner Health's investment in
team members' professional development, wellness benefits, and
continued education. It highlights our commitment to advocating for
diversity in the workplace, promoting work-life balance, and
boosting employee engagement.
The Banner Compounding Pharmacy is a state of the art facility that
utilizes technology for inventory management, storage, verification
of products, and standardization of procedures for quality control.
This includes a Trulla drug ordering system and automated TPN
compounders. The Banner Compounding Pharmacy specializes in
custom-made, sterile preparations. This is an exciting new venture
for the Banner System, and on the cutting edge of regulatory
compliance. We are going above and beyond to meet regulations and
working with the State Board of Pharmacy on regulatory changes to
assure top quality and patient safety. This is NOT a hospital clean
room or traditional compounding pharmacy.
We are looking for a full-time Compounding Pharmacy Technician to
join our team in Chandler, AZ! Our site's hours of operation are 8
am - 7 pm. Our pharmacy technicians work 40 hours per week, 5
8-hour shifts, either 9:30 am - 6:00 pm and/or 10:30 am - 7:00 pm.
Currently, e very other weekend and one-half of all recognized
holidays are required; there is a p otential for the schedule to
change based on business needs. Recruiter to provide details of the
sign-on bonus during the interview process.
Banner Pharmacy Services division provides excellent patient care
across our entire continuum through convenient access, improved
medication outcomes and innovative pharmacy practices. Banner
Pharmacy Services will be recognized nationally as a clinical
leader and trusted partner in proactively providing innovative
pharmacy services through excellence in integration, care
coordination, medication management and service to make a
difference in people s lives. Banner is expanding its focus from
being a hospital company to a clinical quality company focused on
population health management. Clinical Pharmacy Services are also
included in this robust new service line and are responsible for
the management of the Banner formulary, development of standardized
system wide clinical pharmacy services, and management of adverse
drug event preventions. Clinical Pharmacy Services provides
collaborative drug therapy management and educational interventions
in patient care to optimize medication therapy, improve outcomes,
promote wellness, and disease prevention.
This position will work under the supervision of the pharmacist.
Performs routine duties in packaging, distribution and record
keeping of pharmaceutical supplies. Assists in preparing compounded
and intravenous medications, total parenteral nutrition products,
and hazardous or chemotherapeutic agents. Consistently demonstrates
an ability to assess a situation, consider alternatives, and choose
the appropriate course of action. May educate, train, and oversee
the activities of the Pharmacy Technician, Technician Externs and
Volunteers. Must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to
provide care appropriate to the age of the patients.
1. Selects and/or prepares medications, under direct supervision,
as indicated by policy and procedures and batch orders. Places
medications in designated area for pharmacist to check, prepares
medication orders for delivery to facilities as required. May also
maintain databases and troubleshoot automated technology
2. Understands all regulatory requirements for receiving,
compounding, repackaging, distribution, and documentation as a
manufacture for controlled substances. Consistently adheres to all
storage and inventory movement documentation requirements for
controlled substances. Understands and can demonstrate the process
for compounding and waste management of controlled substances.
3. Understands the delivery system and packing requirements (ice
blankets, locks, invoice). Attends to customers and answers
telephones in a courteous and timely manner. Serves as a liaison
between the customer and the pharmacist.
4. Identifies medications and other items for reorder as necessary
to maintain a continuous inventory of medications and supplies.
Understand all processes for ordering of supplies and for the
fulfillment of orders. Understands and utilizes inventory
management technology. Monitors for inventory needs. Monitor for
outdated/unusable product for all areas in pharmacy (racks,
refrigerators, holding areas). Appropriately rotate inventory and
release of holding batches. Appropriately dispose of pharmaceutical
waste. Receives and restocks medications ordered through wholesaler
and other vendors. Assesses practical ways to deal with shorted
items and short-dated or unusable items.
5. Non-Sterile compounding: Understand and appropriately follows
all product worksheets/recipes for documentation and check
processes. Understands and adheres to all applicable USP/cGMP and
aseptic technique guidelines. Demonstrates knowledge of and
consistently performs calibrations of equipment and accurately
measures components for compounding. Complies and documents all
required tasks and other information per policy.
6. Assists in preparing and labeling of intravenous medications
including total parenteral nutrition products and hazardous agents
using proper sterile and aseptic technique. Understands and adheres
to all applicable USP/cGMP and sterile technique guidelines.
Understand the different product lines in sterile compounding
(patient specific - TPN and non-patient specific batch) and the
differences between the various populations (Adult, Pediatric,
Neonate) Completes all required environmental cleaning procedures.
Documents all required tasks and other information per policy.
Wears appropriate protective equipment properly (gloves, gowns,
etc.). Understands the safe handling of hazardous drugs and
demonstrates the correct receipt, storage, labeling, and transport
process. Understands the use of preservative-free medications when
for specified preparations.
7. Understand and appropriately operates repackaging equipment,
including the labeling program. Can troubleshoot equipment.
Understands and adheres to all applicable USP/cGMP and aseptic
technique guidelines. Successfully completes all required
competencies. Documents all required tasks and other information
per policy. Consistently complies with all policies and procedures
for quality assurance and patient safety.
8. Performs and passes all quality control activities such as
media-fill and gloved-fingertip. Performs and understands
environmental cleaning and testing requirements. Completes
documentation on refrigerator temperatures, intravenous hood
cleaning, and equipment maintenance activities as required.
Coordinates and assists in supervising the work flow of the
Pharmacy. Assists with training and ensures adherence to
departmental policies and procedures. Assists in scheduling to
assure staffing is at appropriate levels. Notify/documents all
issues/reported events. Consistently complies with all policies and
procedures for quality assurance and patient safety.
9. Participates in the following aspects of medication use:
selection, procurement and storage, and dispensing. Internal
customers may include Patients, Nurses, Licensed Independent
Practitioners, Nursing Directors, Department Directors,
Administrators and other health care team members for the purpose
of integrating services, improving patient care and ensuring
effective communication systems. External customers may include
local, state, and national pharmacy organizations, Joint
commission, state Board of Pharmacy, colleagues and peers,
educational institutions and pharmaceutical representatives.
Requires pharmacy technician licensure in the state of practice
(where applicable). Pharmacy technician certification required. May
be required to possess a valid driver s license and be eligible for
coverage under the company s auto insurance policy.
One to two years of relative experience. Must possess good
organizational, problem solving and computer skills. Must have good
written and verbal communication skills for interfacing with all
levels of staff, physicians, patients and other contacts.
Pharmacy technician experience. Knowledge of medication management
information system software and automated dispensing systems.
Knowledge of pharmaceutical manufacturing and regulations.
Additional related education and/or experience preferred.
Our organization supports a drug-free work environment.
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